2019 Preseason AP Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2019 Preseason AP Poll has been released and the Clemson Tigers are ranked first. Clemson received 52 first-place votes and 1,540 total points.

Clemson is also ranked first in the Coaches Poll that was released on Thursday, August 1.

The Alabama Crimson Tide, which fell to Clemson 44-16 in the College Football National Championship in January, come in at number two in the AP Poll. The Crimson Tide received 10 first place votes and 1,496 points overall.

Georgia, Oklahoma, and Ohio State round out the preseason AP Top 5.

The Big Ten leads all conferences with seven teams in the AP Top 25 poll. The SEC is second with six teams, followed by the Pac-12 with five teams in the Top 25. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • Big Ten – 7
  • SEC – 6
  • Pac-12 – 5
  • Big 12 – 3
  • ACC – 2
  • AAC – 1
  • IND – 1

The complete 2019 Preseason AP Poll is listed below (first-place votes in parentheses):

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (10)
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Michigan
8. Florida
9. Notre Dame
10. Texas
11. Oregon
12. Texas A&M
13. Washington
14. Utah
15. Penn State
16. Auburn
17. UCF
18. Michigan State
19. Wisconsin
20. Iowa
21. Iowa State
22. Syracuse
23. Washington State
24. Nebraska
25. Stanford

Others Receiving Votes

Others receiving votes:Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi St. 87, Miami 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise St. 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno St. 8, Utah St. 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian St. 5, UAB 3, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Arizona St. 3, Arizona 1, Southern Cal 1.

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